Hartford graduate recommended as interim school superintendent - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hartford graduate recommended as interim school superintendent

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Leslie Torres-Rodriguez has been recommended as Hartford's interim school superintendent (WFSB) Leslie Torres-Rodriguez has been recommended as Hartford's interim school superintendent (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford Public Schools have faced their fair share of challenges in recent years, from PCB's found at Clark Elementary, to budget issues.

Most recently, the superintendent of schools announced her resignation.

Now, in this time of transition, the Board of Education is looking to bring in some stability with a well-known face in the city being recommended to lead the way.

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez not only graduated from Hartford Public High School, she’s currently serving as assistant superintendent for Instructional Leadership.

"It is a very humbling and rewarding experience given my passion for education,” Torres-Rodriguez said.

If appointed, she will have her hands full with passing the district’s budget, while making sure students have the resources they need.

As the Board of Education continues to search for a permanent superintendent, many hope she will bring some wins to the district.

"The future of Hartford schools is to continue with our commitment and our strategic operating plan to ensure that all of our students have access to quality teaching and learning in all of our schools,” Torres-Rodriguez said.

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Dec. 6 to appoint Torres-Rodriguez.

Her first day will be Dec. 9.

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